Saturday, June 19, 2010

WELCOME to my art studio...

WELCOME to my art studio, my sanctuary, my little piece of heaven...I hope to get to know you and I hope you enjoy your visit :)
Love, Kelly

When you first walk in to my studio, you come through a doorway of beautiful beads, as a little warning that you are entering a magical world :)


First I must introduce you to Cooper. He is my darling and he is always with me in my studio. Infact, he follows me where ever I may go. He is my littlest love. Here he is sitting on my Ikea lounge chair in my studio.

This is my computer desk area, where I take care of "business" or just waste alot of time on the internet or facebook :)

This is a lamp on my desk that I simply decorated with an antique baby dress and some of my Grandmothers old jewelry.

I think it looks so pretty with the light on.

This is a nice wall unit I use to store this and that...

and that and this....
Dolls and books and baskets, oh my....
And I love hanging things from the ceiling, don't you?
I love decorating with my daughters old baby dresses too.
Words to live by....
This is a little chandelier hanging above that cute little Ikea lounge chair.  Oh the things you can do with the all mighty glue gun!

This is a wall I use to display some of my artwork.  I bought these cables at Ikea and they come with little clips so you can easily change out what ever you have hanging there.  I love it!

Some of my artwork:  Maxine, Belinda, and Rosie

Above is just my attempt at being organized-hahaha
And also some artwork from some artists that I admire....

A book shelf full of supplies and stuff....
stuff, stuff, and more stuff!
and of course it's always good to have inspiration near by!************************************************

This good witch hangs above my work table to send me good mojo-I hate to lock her up, but I don't want her to get away!
My work table-full of scratches, dents, paint, and charm!

My easle-I found this about 18 years ago at a garage sale-It's one of the old, good ones!
I hung this Ikea cable above my work table, for more space to display my artwork.  If you don't have one of these set up, you should really think about getting one-they are great!

I use this big pink "hamper" to collect all my scraps of paper and then I just toss them into the recycle bin.
Oh yes, I almost forgot to show you my window treatment...I hung up some of my daughters old baby dresses, some cloth roses, a pretty pink scarf with feathers on both ends, and some pretty glittered stars for a little sparkle!    Gotta have sparkle!  haha...
Well, there it is, my little studio.  The place where I spend the majority of my time and the place that brings me peace.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope you will come back again and again!  Love to you, from right here in Oregon!  Sincerely, Kelly


  1. I soo enjoyed the tour of ur studio, love the way u have a special wall of ur art. Im a fan of ur art. well off to a few more studios then give my eyes and fingers a break have an awesome day:O) Isabel

  2. What a stunning space to do your art! I love your style

    I will be back (marked you) when I have more time to look around... i am sure I will be inspired.

    Stop by if you get a moment... I have a little give away.

    Have the best day-- enjoy all your visitors!

    Claudia ♥ ♥


  3. Lovely space...so much beautiful things to creat with!

    Thank you very much for your visit!

    Lots of love


  4. Love your "Happy Place"! So inspiring how you've surrounded yourself with art. Will definitely be changing a few things around here today and should put IKEA cable on my shopping list. Thanks so much for sharing your creative space!
    P.S. I have a play pal for your darling Cooper:)

  5. Wow, what a unique creative space. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

  6. Wow, I love your space (and your art work) and how you have melded the two together. Love the work that is draped across the wall. I am a big fan of angels but my husband says not one more but I am eyeing one right in your pictures. Your light with the baby dress is so clever. Really cute, with your grandmother's jewelry. I also love the words of inspiration on the wall.

    Some day, come and take a peek at my daughter and my blog. It is three months old and not really just about our jewelry. I love paper crafting...she loves a million other things like vintage fashion. We were not in any shape to photograph but I am loving the tours. I really enjoy peeking into your space and it helps me think of ways I can both organize and loosen up a bit!!!



  7. HI kelly, Those cables look like a great idea! And I love the baby dreses hanging in the windows. Etc. Etc... So fun to come visit your studio!
    ~ Violet

  8. What a great studio you have! I LOVE the vintage baby dress used as a lamp shade! How creative of you! Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your work space and into your world! When you have time, come visit my blog!


  9. Love your beaded curtain! I've always wanted one since I saw one in an episode of "The New Avengers".... Love your art too :)

  10. What a wonderfully creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

  11. Kelly, I love your little cozy space under the eaves and your beautiful artwork! Also love the humor of Mr. Einstein peeking from behind your supplies!

  12. What beautiful happy art you make in such a beautiful happy space!
    Even Einstein loves being there!
    Thanks for having us over!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  13. Kel! I absolutely love your STUDIO!!! It is awesome my friend! You have so many goodies in there too! Wow! Love your work desk...it has such character! Just a great room to create and be free! Beautiful sweetie!

  14. Kelly, what a fun treat it was to see inside your beautiful studio!! lovely, just lovely. I can see why you spend so much time there!
    loves and hugs!

  15. You have a wonderful, magical space. Love your treasures tucked here and there and your artwork is wonderful.

  16. What a great space to play in!
    and i really love your small dresser-like chest in the 4th photo - what a cute piece!

  17. Such a very, very creative studio--I could live here--seriously, and lots of great ideas. I love your little assistant, Cooper, too :)
    BTW--your art is so cool!!

  18. This looks like a really fun room to create in! I especially like Cooper's sweet face! Thanks so much for signing up to follow my blog.

  19. I really do like your creative space! The baby dresses on the window are charming, and I adore your old easel. Mainly, though, I'm blown away by your artwork. I would love to be blessed with talent like that...

    Thanks for stopping by my place and following the blog. I'll be back to visit soon...


  20. I forgot to tell you that the name of your blog is one of the best I've seen. It sums up my approach to life, too...


  21. you have a wonderful space and i love all the treasures you have around you!

  22. Kelly,

    What a treat it is to wander through your studio, as I've said before I really do love your work. You've inspired me to work on my space (if you can call it that - I won't moan as I know a bigger space is yet to come:) The ikea idea is definitely worth considering to maximise space. Thank you for following and hope you have a blessed day.


  23. What an amazing studio for an amazing artist! It's really, really beautiful Kelly.

  24. Love your artwork and love the place where you create it! Thank you for sharing.

  25. Kelly,
    Sorry it took me so long to visit...I've been out of town with work stuff. Love all the goodies and pretties you have and I do love the doll bejeweled dress. The display of your beautiful art work is fabo. Take care.


  26. Kelly, it was fun to visit your creative space and see your art, too. I like the cable and clips idea for keeping your art around and changing it as you go along.

    ~Debora, New Avenue Crew

  27. Kelly, it is so fabulous! No wonder it's your happy place! Cooper is just adorable. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us. I really enjoyed my visit here.
    My Desert Cottage

  28. Kelly,

    Love the baby dress lamp shade and the parasols from the ceiling. I could happily investigate your studio for hours....


  29. First let me say I really in joy your style of art...and wow what a creative space so so many cool items in there!Thanks you so much for sharing it all with us!

  30. wonderful room-love the chandeliers too. (and the studio dog) it was fun seeing all your goodies~

  31. Love, love your studio and your gorgeous art!! You were the winner of my giveaway! Congrats! Please send me your email and I will send you a gift card code.

  32. I'd love to have a studio mascot like Cooper! I'll have to scope out Ikea for the cable - right now I'm using yarn and clothespegs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Love your studio space! AND your art- that is so original and I really hope to have one of your pieces someday! I especially like the ones with the music papers incorporated in it. They are all so great!
    Have a good evening!

  34. Best of all...I think I love little Cooper's smile..... lol......

  35. Wonderful space...such interesting little trinkets and artwork spread throughout. Awesome!

  36. What a sweet magical space to create in! The baby dress lampshade is pure bliss and I adore your art wall where you display your wonderful creations. Thank you for sharing you creative haven.

  37. Thanks for inviting me in. Your studio looks like a nice space. I like how you have decorated with vintage baby dresses and your daughter's baby clothes. It adds such a personal touch. Your Ikea cables appear to be a great way to display your artwork. Enjoyed my visit. Connie

  38. What a pretty room! I love the Raggedy Ann sharing the lounge chair- a place of honor I'm sure- with copper. My old raggedy looks just like her.
    Your art work is lovely! You are very talented!
    -Lynnae from The Little White Attic

  39. Love your studio and the vintage touch, esp. the baby dress over the lampshade, great idea. Looks like a happy, inspiring place to work and play.

  40. I love you space! Your ideas have inspired me--especially the way you display your art. You are extemely talented. Thanks for sharing.

  41. now that was a lot of fun to see.

  42. I love you Blog, your artwork, your studio. I'm just starting in the blog world....you have inspired me. Linda

  43. Your blog banner is too cool! Really enjoyed seeing your artwork on etsy -- love your whimsical layered style as it is so very pretty.
    Great idea about the hanging cables from Ikea. The display you made with your work and the creative words looks fab!
    And the pic of Einstein peeking over your jars gave me a bit of a chuckle (with his eyes open like that - he looks so astonished - lol). :D

  44. OMG! Kelly! Love your studio! I sooooooooo just want to come and live in there! (seriously!) What an awesome getaway! You are so beautiful in every way, shape, form, and in everything that you do!!! Thank you for sharing these pics!

    Love you more than you know!!!
    Julianne (Brave Girl)

  45. OMG your studio is so amazing.... so you!!! I love it...

  46. LOVE your space! I think "under the eaves" rooms are so warm and cozy! Also, that cute little antique lamp is a good example of how people shouldn't sacrifice beauty for function! I also love it when people invite their pets into their work space; my two cute little guinea pigs, Lucy & Kirby, often pay visits to my studio, too!

  47. Beautiful creative space. It is so nice to see where people create! Thank you for sharing a little of your world.

  48. Love your studio. So pretty and so inspiring. Must be wo wonderful to work in this place.

  49. Love your space to create Kelly. Your spirit really shines from that place. Do whatever it takes to keep it and use it! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Much <3 to you. Brent

  50. I love your friend Cooper! I have four little friends and they bring me so much love and company! I felt you pain in your story about LOVE! I think the people in our lives that LOVE the most and the deepest are the ones that seem to get hurt the most and yet experience such a deep and fulfilling type of love that many will never get to have! I am reaching out and hugging you, and praying for the touch of the Lord to help walk you through this sad and dark time. Blessings Debbie; see my blog debseglersheavenlytouch.blogspot.com

  51. Just take a look and I´m stucked at you´re blog.

    Hugs from Åsa in Sweden

  52. Dearest Kelly - this is fantastic! You have such a "safe" space in your studio. I wondered if that is what you were creating when you designed it? Not wanting to say more of that on a blog. I love the meaning and the way you have described each spot, especially the good witch. I can relate. I have a box a friend made me with a bad witch on it for all my bad, really angry and vile thoughts. I write them down and put them in it and lock it. The witch eats them up and poof! Gone. It's a very cool idea to do the good witch in balance. I love the ikea thing. Just beautiful rather than keeping them in journals closed on the shelf. Hey, you must have wondered about my email re workshop. Oy! You don't teach any do you? Or do you? Wrong address....but I still say do you? because I love your work and now it would be a very hard choice! Lovin' Samara